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Protesters Stage Wall Street Climate Crisis Sit-In – ABC News


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Protesters Stage Wall Street Climate Crisis Sit-In
ABC News
A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in …
Climate protesters arrested in march on Wall StreetReuters
After historic climate march, protesters flood Wall StreetMSNBC
Overheard: Wall Street Sees Profit in 'Flood'Wall Street Journal
myfoxny.com -PBS NewsHour -Washington Post
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Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:42 am

Skeptics heated over climate conference – Washington Times


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Skeptics heated over climate conference
Washington Times
Demonstrators stage a sit-in Monday on Broadway during a march protesting for action on climate change. (Associated Press) more >. By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Monday, September 22, 2014. The environmental movement is turning up …
UN summit: Europe touts 40% carbon cut goalUSA TODAY
Thousands March For Climate Change Across the CountryABC FOX Montana News
Ban seeks 'vision, concrete action' from world leaders at UN climate summitUN News Centre
MSNBC -Reuters -Yahoo Food
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Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:22 am

Months After Beats Purchase, Apple’s Plans for Music Service Are Still Unclear – New York Times


New York Times

Months After Beats Purchase, Apple's Plans for Music Service Are Still Unclear
New York Times
Beats headphones in an Apple Store. Analysts say Beats Music, a streaming service, may close. Credit Andrew Burton/Getty Images. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story Share This Page.
Apple says it hasn't axed Beats Music. It also said your selfies were safe in Register
Apple denies it is shutting down Beats MusicW*USA 9
Apple Is Considering Renaming Beats Music, Not Shutting It DownMashable
Ubergizmo -Music Times
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Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:48 am

HTC to manufacture Google Nexus 9 – The Westside Story


IBNLive

HTC to manufacture Google Nexus 9
The Westside Story
In some of the recent rumors, it has been reported that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has partnered with HTC to produce Nexus 9 tablets, it will be the first time in so many years that the company is partnering with Google to produce tablets. HTC and Google were …
Report: HTC Will Make The Nexus 9Tom’s Hardware
Google and HTC reportedly hammering away on the Nexus 9 tabletTechRadar UK
HTC Returns To Tablets, Making 9-Inch Nexus Tablet With Google, New Report Gamenguide

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Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:33 am

Climate change will be the number one issue in the 2034 midterm elections – The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Climate change will be the number one issue in the 2034 midterm elections
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
On the day after the Sept. 23 UN Climate Change Summit in New York, sunset will bring the High Holidays to Jews around the world. On that night, I wonder whether the words of the Unetanneh Tokef, the troubling prayer at the heart of the Days of Awe, will …

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Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:07 am

Sales of 2 New iPhone 6 Devices Top 10 Million in First Weekend – New York Times


New York Times

Sales of 2 New iPhone 6 Devices Top 10 Million in First Weekend
New York Times
The iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 rival the competition in sheer size. But when it comes to taking advantage of those bigger screens, Molly Wood says, Apple's new phones don't always measure up. Video Credit By Rebekah Fergusson and Vanessa Perez on …
10 Million in iPhone Sales Just the Beginning for AppleSilicon Valley
Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones in First WeekendDigital Media Wire
First-weekend sales of 2 Apple iPhones top 10 millionToledo Blade
San Jose Mercury News -Irish Independent -Stuff.co.nz
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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 11:54 pm

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks Below Level of a Year Ago – New York Times


Phys.Org

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks Below Level of a Year Ago
New York Times
Ice in Arctic waters shrank this summer to the sixth-lowest level in 36 years of monitoring, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Monday. The ice reached its seasonal minimum on Wednesday, at 1.9 million square miles. That is down only slightly …
Arctic sea ice annual minimum is 6th lowest on satellite recordAlaska Dispatch
Arctic Hits Seasonal Low for Sea Ice as Antarctica Sets RecordNBCNews.com
Ice In Arctic Seas Shrinks To Sixth-Lowest LevelKWTX
BBC News -USA TODAY -Washington Post
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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 11:42 pm

Tim Cook, John Kerry, make climate rallying call – Fox News


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Tim Cook, John Kerry, make climate rallying call
Fox News
A day after almost 400,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan on the People's Climate March, Secretary of State John Kerry and Apple CEO Tim Cook helped kick off Climate Week NYC. Climate Week NYC is hosting more than 120 events, activities and …
Apple's CEO Tim Cook sounds the alarm on climate changeFortune
Apple's Tim Cook Says New Headquarters Will Be 'Greenest Building On The International Business Times
Apple CEO Tim Cook: Tech Companies Must Get Serious on Climate ChangeNBCNews.com
The Verge -NEWS.GNOM.ES -CNET
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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 9:42 pm

AT&T bundles internet, HBO, and a year of Amazon Prime for $39 – The Verge

AT&T bundles internet, HBO, and a year of Amazon Prime for $39
The Verge
Cable packages are looking awfully expensive these days — especially to cord-cutters used to spending $10 a month on Netflix and (for the lucky ones) borrowing someone else's HBO Go login. So as Recode notes, AT&T is now offering a pretty fantastic …
AT&T shanghais cord-cutters with $40 deal that has plenty of strings attachedPCWorld
AT&T's $40 Internet, HBO and Amazon Prime Plan Is One Hell of a DealGizmodo
AT&T's New Internet Plan Comes With Free Amazon PrimeWired
Variety -Re/code (blog)
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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 8:16 pm

Gravitational waves according to Planck – Phys.Org

Gravitational waves according to Planck
Phys.Org
Scientists of the Planck collaboration, and in particular the Trieste team, have conducted a series of in-depth checks on the discovery recently publicized by the Antarctic Observatory, which announced last spring that it had detected some direct effects of …

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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 7:40 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

Customers stand in a line on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, outside the Apple store in Hong KongBy Soham Chatterjee (Reuters) – Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend sales of up to 10 million iPhones, after Apple booked record pre-orders of 4 million on Sept. 12, the day pre-orders opened. Apple's shares were little changed at $100.98 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq on Monday. …

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 9:18 pm

Facebook to introduce new advertising platform : WSJ

A portrait of the Facebook logo in Ventura(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter. The product is a redesigned version of Atlas Advertiser Suite, an ad management and measurement platform that Facebook bought from Microsoft Corp last year. It is expected to help marketers target Facebook users more effectively by measuring which users have seen, interacted or acted upon ads that appear on Facebook's services and on third-party websites and apps. …

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 12:32 am

ARM CEO defends chip technology connected to Nvidia legal fight

By Noel Randewich SAN JOSE Calif. (Reuters) – ARM Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars on Monday defended the British chip designer’s smartphone graphics technology connected to a patent suit by Nvidia Corp against Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm. This month, Nvidia said it was suing rival Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics, accusing both companies of infringing its property patents on graphics chip technology. Nvidia said Samsung devices made with graphics technology from ARM, Qualcomm and Imagination Technologies illegally use its intellectual property, or IP. “We stand behind our …

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 11:37 pm

Alibaba IPO ranks as world’s biggest after additional shares sold

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE as they wait for a final price on the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. IPO, in New YorkBy Elzio Barreto HONG KONG (Reuters) – Alibaba's initial public offering now ranks as the world's biggest at $25 billion, netting underwriters of the sale a more than $300 million windfall after the e-commerce giant and some shareholders parted with additional shares. The fees are equivalent to 1.2 percent of the total deal, with Alibaba paying $121.8 million in commissions. Selling shareholders are set to pay another $178.6 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Overwhelming demand saw the IPO initially raise $21. …

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 4:46 pm

Sony PlayStation TV to hit stores on October 14

The logo of Sony Corp's PlayStation is seen next to a woman at its booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2014 in Makuhar(Reuters) – Sony Corp said PlayStation TV set-top box, which allows users to access movies and TV episodes from the PlayStation store, will hit stores in the United States and Canada on Oct. 14. The price for a standalone PlayStation TV (PS TV) is $99.99, the company wrote in a blog. For $139.99, customers can get a wireless controller, an 8 GB memory card and "The Lego Movie" videogame along with the PS TV. Around 700 games will be available to PS TV users, including "Metal Gear Solid" and the franchise "Killzone: Mercenary". …

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 7:38 pm

N.Y. financial regulator says to focus on cyber security

The word 'password' is pictured on a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Luciana Lopez and Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York's financial regulator said on Monday his agency will focus on cyber security over the next year, saying the possibility of a systemic attack to the financial system is one thing that keeps him awake at night. "It is impossible to take it seriously enough," said Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) for the state of New York. …

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 6:58 pm

Google pulls funding from conservative group for ‘lying’ about climate change

Google pulls funding from conservative group for 'lying' about climate changeGoogle is to stop funding a major conservative group over its stance on climate change. Speaking in a radio interview with NPR's Diane Rehm, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt said that Google would not be renewing its membership to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), because the group was "literally lying" by opposing efforts to reduce global warming. The right-leaning ALEC, which has received donations from fossil fuel companies such as Exxon Mobil, has fought against the US government's efforts to pursue renewable energy sources, battled against regulations for coal power plants, tried to get ecological activists classified as terrorists, and questioned climate change research.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:52 am

Adobe buys Aviary to bring photo editing to more mobile apps

Adobe buys Aviary to bring photo editing to more mobile apps

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:40 am

Facebook said to be near launch of new ad network

Facebook said to be near launch of new ad networkNew Atlas platform expected to help marketers better target and measure their ads, according to the Wall Street Journal.>

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:27 am

Uber seen upping fee it charges new drivers in SF to 25%

Uber seen upping fee it charges new drivers in SF to 25%Drivers for the peer-to-peer car service are increasingly being hit with pay cuts and raised costs, according to an Uber notification posted to Reddit.>

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:11 am